Outstanding Anthony Baecher, Winchester, VA, Redware Sugar Bowl

July 21, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 47

Price Realized: $47,150.00

($41,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Important Green-Glazed Redware Sugar Bowl with Bird Finial, Stamped Three Times "BAECHER / WINCHESTER, VA," Anthony Weis Bacher, Winchester, VA, circa 1880, bulbous bowl with narrow rounded foot, heavily-tooled rim, and open loop handles. Surface decorated with a large applied flowering vine extending completely around the body, with incised veining to the leaves and heavy scalloped incising to the blossoms. Bowl is colorfully-decorated in a very rare sea-green glaze featuring brown marbling and darker copper flecks throughout. Interior additionally covered in a pleasing sea-green glaze accented with green and brown flecks. Original glazed lid with marbled green and brown over an orange ground, the finial in the form of a hand-modeled bird with incised wings and legs, feeding at a flower blossom. Impressed on lid, underside of jar, and body of jar with the mark of Winchester, VA, master potter, Anthony Weis Bacher, which reads "BAECHER / WINCHESTR VA". This sugar bowl is the only example of the form we have seen decorated with a striking green glaze. It is likely the finest Bacher sugar bowl known, and certainly one of the finest examples of Shenandoah Valley pottery to be offered anywhere in recent years. Provenance: Pook & Pook, Downingtown, PA; Ex-Titus Geesey. Bowl with some small areas of wear. Repaired beak to bird, bird reattached to lid, and 1" reglued piece to underside / edge of lid. H (of bowl including lid to top of bird's head) 6 1/4" ; H (excluding lid) 4 5/8" ; Diameter (across top of bowl) 4 3/8".

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